Council has the authority to impound boat trailers if they have been parked on residential streets or other areas for more than 28 days under Section 15A of the Impounding Act 1993.

How long can I park a boat trailer in Sutherland Shire?

Boat trailer less than 7.5 metres in length

  • You can park on a residential street for up to 28 days.

Boat trailer 7.5 metres or longer

  • Classified as a long/heavy vehicle and can only be parked up to one hour on a roadway.

Report an illegally parked boat trailer

Guidelines for boat trailer movement or removal

Boat trailers are defined as any trailer constructed or used for the conveyance of a boat. This includes any boat and articles secured to it when it is impounded.

We may apply section 15A of the Impounding Act 1993 to remove unattended boat trailers parked for longer that 28 days that are:

  • not parked in the immediate vicinity of the home of the owner or user
  • having impacts on limited parking in high-density areas such as multi-storey unit dwellings
  • left unattended in and around waterways or boat ramps
  • left in an unsightly state of disrepair or neglect
  • a heavy or long vehicle.

If the trailer user is not the owner, the residence of the user is generally accepted as an appropriate place to park the trailer. We may ask the owner to identify the user of the trailer.

What does ‘immediate vicinity’ mean?

The immediate vicinity is the area of road or road-related area between the property boundaries of the boat trailer owner or user’s residence. The trailer must be parked wholly within this area.

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